Starting a new blog, we are going to get into another beer from the Milwaukee Brewing Company. If you read my earlier blog on their Pull Chain then I do not have to bored you about the history of this brewery, the beer that will be feature in this blog is Polish Moon Milk Stout. Let us start get into the beer.
This beer is black in color with a dirty white head. This milk stout has a ton of carbonation in the bottle. Be careful pouring out the beer into the glass. The smell of the beer is chocolate to roast malts with some hints of coffee. This stout is very smooth with some burn chocolate to coffee notes flowing through the drinking experience. For being a dark beer with ABV 4.5%, it is extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.mkebrewing.com):
This pitch black stout is teaming with rich roasted malt and coffee flavors. The addition of milk sugar tames these intense flavors with a silky sweetness. A very easy drinking, full bodied beer.
Built in 1962, the Allen-Bradley clock tower has become a Milwaukee landmark. Until recently, it was the largest four sided clock in the world, rising 280 feet in the air with each face having a diameter of 40 feet.
Located on Milwaukee’s south side, the clock tower quickly got the nickname “Polish Moon” because of the large Polish population in the neighborhood. With a bar on every corner, it was a fun place for neighbors and friends to get together and have impromptu parties
One of my favorite winter warmer beers, it’s also a fun beer to brew. First you get the super rich chocolate coffee aroma from all the dark malts. Then you add a couple hundred pound of sugar to the brew kettle, it’s almost like adding sweetner to a giant cup of coffee. What makes this a milk stout is the addition of milk sugar, or lactose sugar, to the wort. Yeast can’t eat this sugar so it remains behind after fermentation as a natural sweetner. Trying to get the balance between the milk sugar sweetness and the bitterness of the roasted malts is probably the trickiest part of this entire brew. We’ve been working on that balance for a couple of years now and I think we’re on the right track.
Here is a youtube video on their website (www.mkebrewing.com):
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Finishing up the beer, I really love this beer and it is in my top three beers from this brewery. It is hard not to pick this one or their Hop Happy India Pale Ale. It is smooth with a ton of flavor. I love the chocolate and roasted malt notes throughout the drinking experience. It is very well made and drinkable to where you could drink it even on the hot summer days or warm spring days. You cannot say that about all the stouts that are in the market. This beer has taken down Left Hand Milk Stout. This is my number Milk Stout. I would try them side by side and you will see what I am talking about. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser